Saturday, March 12, 2016

Letterkenny Public Art

The Polestar is a monument located on the Port Bridge Roundabout on the Derry Road. Its creator is a Derry man, Locky Morris.  The site of the Polestar, on the Port Bridge Roundabout, has had an historic past where trade and goods were landed by boat and transported to the surrounding areas by rail and road. The monument is made of 104 timber poles and rises to a height of 12 metres. Its shape alludes to the outline of a boat, as well as having a locomotive (train track) theme, to commemorate the fact that both forms of transportation played a major part in the town's development in the past.
Info courtesy of Wikipedia.

These photos were taken from the bus window on the ride back to Killybegs.


The Workers is a monument made from stainless steel and stone and is located at The Dry Arch Roundabout in the town. The monument was created in 2001 by Maurice Harron. The monument commemorates a generation of men who worked on building the original bridge and train track at the Dry Arch. The piece of stone in the monument, which the workers are lifting, is a piece saved from the original bridge.
Info courtesy of Wikipedia.



6 comments:

  1. I like both also Bill but I really like The Workers! Good shots taken from the car, nice work!

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  2. Very interesting! Lots of roundabouts are being constructed in Sarasota, and there's plenty of discussion on what kind of public art should be in the center.

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  3. Nice picture of the first sculpture, even if it was taken from bus. Nice.

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  4. It is a monumental sculpture and very handsome contemporary piece of art.

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